Baghdad Sketches

STARK, Freya. Baghdad Sketches.

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baghdad -'the most romantic city in the world'

STARK, Freya. Baghdad Sketches. London, John Murray, [1937].

8vo. Original green cloth, gilt; pp. xiv, 269; one sketch map, photographic illustrations, illustrations to text; edges of the binding a little darkened; a very good copy of an increasingly rare Freya Stark title.
First edition, incorporating and expanding on Freya Stark's contributions to the Baghdad Times, originally published in Baghdad, a book with 132 pages. Stark had visited Baghdad in 1931 and produced these sketches for the Baghdad Times. With Stark's accompanying and evocative photographs, they provide a window on to a now lost world, called by the publishers 'the most romantic city in the world' (blurb on front flap of absent wrapper).